Employment Posting: Production Crew


Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival, Vancouver, BC


Bard on the Beach is Western Canada’s largest professional Shakespeare festival, with a focus on providing accessible, inclusive, and vibrant theatrical works to the public. The Festival presents Shakespeare plays, related dramas and special events from June to September in two modern theatre tents, in the magnificent waterfront setting of Sen̓ákw/Vanier Park. Bard Education also offers online content and programs throughout the year. Full details here.


Reporting to the Technical Directors and under the direction of the Production Director, the Production Crew works with the Production Team to install the lighting, audio, rigging and stage elements at Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival. You’ll be part of a welcoming and collaborative team that is deeply committed to upholding and practicing Bard’s Company Commitments. This position requires a positive and professional attitude while working with their respective team and collaborating with other departments at Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival.


  • Facilitate the delivery of technical services to support all events and activities within the Bard on the Beach venues.
  • Apply a solid knowledge of venue equipment and technical practices to ensure the protection, quality, and longevity of equipment and materials, and ensure the safety of all venue staff and users.
  • Apply an understanding of production timelines in the execution of duties, and in coordination with fellow technicians.
  • Interpret lighting paperwork, ground plans and sound documents as needed.
  • Assist designers and creative artists in all technical and production matters.
  • Provide assistance in one or more of the following:
    • The installation and operation of lighting and audio consoles, lighting instruments and equipment, audio equipment, projectors, cabling, hardware etc.
    • The operation of personnel lifts, ladders, dollies, risers, platforms, decking, drapery, pulleys, ropes, cables, staging, tables, chairs, masking etc.
    • The installation of scenic and display elements required for performances and events.
  • Apply a solid knowledge of venue capabilities to ensure a safe environment for performers, audience, participants, and staff.
  • Monitor and report on the condition of the theatre equipment and report any deficiencies.
  • Assist with regular maintenance and care efforts for theatre equipment.
  • Assist with organizing and maintaining the backstage, storage and technical areas of the venue.


  • Able to take instruction and ask for clarification as needed is essential
  • Basic carpentry, rigging, lighting or audio experience and/or willingness to learn
  • Ability to work outside in all weather conditions including seasonally hot or cold temperatures and in climate weather
  • Able to lift and carry object weighing up to 50 pounds
  • Able to perform physical labor requiring continual and repetitive use of large motor skills to stand, walk, sit, bend, stoop, crawl, crouch, shovel, push, pull, twist, turn, stretch, reach, and continual and repetitive use of fine motor skills and manual dexterity is ideal for majority of the positions available
  • Training or certifications in the following are assets but not required:
    • Aerial work platforms (Z-boom lift)
    • Counterbalance forklifts
    • Telehandlers (Rough-terrain forklift)
    • Occupational First Aid
    • LPEC
    • Fall Arrest
    • Firearm PAL certification
    • Other production relevant certifications

Please be prepared to provide copies of safety, technical, and/or educational certificates and/or degree(s) listed on your Resume.


Hours of work vary, based on production needs and fall between 8 a.m. and 11 p.m.


The position is paid at an hourly rate based on labour standards for regular and overtime hours. On-call part-time work available from April 4 – August 9 and September 24 – October 31.


$21.00 – 22.50 per hour is the starting wage range. Rate is negotiable for appropriate training and experience.


Please email your resume and a cover letter together in one PDF with the subject line “[First & Last Name] Production Crew,” summarizing your qualifications and experience to [email protected] Applications are welcomed immediately, will be reviewed on a rolling basis and accepted up to September 24th 2022.

Bard on the Beach will require proof of vaccination as a condition of employment.

We thank all applicants in advance for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

All applications are considered confidential. Bard on the Beach is committed to promoting an accessible, safe, inclusive, and diverse environment. We respect, value, and celebrate the diverse experiences of each person and actively encourage everyone to consider joining our team. If you have questions about accessibility at Bard, please reach out to [email protected] or call 604-737-0625 ext. 235.